Welcome to another edition of The Beauty Buffs!
Who are we?
We’re a group of beauty and fashion bloggers who have come together to bring you different ways of interpreting the same theme. We post every other Wednesday and I always look forward to seeing what the other Beauty Buffs come up with. There’s a lot of inspiration to be gained from these awesome bloggers so I recommend checking out their work (via the LinkUp at the end of this post).
Today’s theme is BLACK & WHITE and this post includes two elements:
1) Black and White nail art
2) A comparison of five different white polishes
Black and White Nail Art
I love nail art that is impactful, yet easy to do and this design is certainly that. I polished my nails with Sinful Colors: snow me white and then used black and white acrylic paint for the designs. Super easy to do! I finished the look with Nicole by OPI: matte topcoat.
Comparison Between White Polishes
As many nail artists know, white nail polish is one of the most important tools in your kit. You need a back up and a back up and a back up to make sure you always have the perfect base for your art.There are so many white polishes out there and so many questions…
- Which one should you buy?
- Do you really need to go rush out and buy OPI: angel with a lead foot if you already have alpine snow?
- Do you really have to spend $10.00 on a white nail polish when you can get a drugstore brand for $2.00?
I wanted to see if there was a difference.
I looked at five different white polishes:
1. OPI: Alpine Snow
2. OPI: Angel with a Lead Foot
3. essie: blanc
4. Sinful Colors: Snow Me White
5. China Glaze: White on White
So What’s the Verdict?
All pictures show three coats of each polish and a top coat.
Well this review was easy. After trying both new and older polishes (older whites get glumpy and hard to apply) and comparing these five in all different lights…I couldn’t find any differences! Can you believe it? Sinful Colors has more of a yellow undertone, China Glaze more of a grey and OPI and essie both have blue undertones. But these are very slight and can barely be seen. Difference between the two OPIs? Maybe, just maybe alpine snow could be a little brighter than angel with a lead foot, but honestly it’s hard to tell.
I’m curious if you’ve had any experience with these colors and have a point of view?
Until next time,